Expected Launch Date: Apr 2018 – Jul 2018
Honda XRE-300 Overview
There were rumours regarding Honda launching a 300 cc adventure motorcycle. Looks like the rumours weren’t just rumours. Honda is planning to launch its XRE 300 in the Indian market soon. The Honda XRE 300 will be an entry-level adventure motorcycle that will be launched in India with same features as offered around the world. It is expected that the bike might be launched during a festive season. This will be the new model of XRE 300, different from the previous models that were only available outside India.
Honda XRE 300 Engine and Transmission
It is expected that since the motorcycle will be a super bike, the engine should be a 1000 cc V4 engine, somewhat similar to the MotoGP bikes. The XRE is expected to have a 291.6 cc fuel-injected, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine producing 25 bhp of power and 27 Nm of torque. Power is transmitted to the rear wheel through a 5-speed gearbox. The main competitors of the XRE will Royal Enfield Himalayan and KTM Duke 390. The price is estimated to be somewhere from Rs. 2 to 2.2 Lakh.
Honda XRE 300 Mileage and Features
A fuel tank capacity of 13.8 L and an expected mileage of 30 kmpl will be a great combination for such an entry-level adventure hunk. Along with that, the bike is expected to get new body graphics, a digital Instrument cluster and ABS, and for the stopping part, it’ll have a single 256 mm disc at the front and a 220 mm disc for the rear. The available shades will be Grey Metallic, White, Black and Green.
Honda XRE 300 Performance and Handling
A kerb weight of just 153 kg should give the XRE a good acceleration in a straight line, and the Telescopic Forks up front with the Pro-Link Monoshocks on the rear should be idle for those adventure days and off-terrain rides. The 18-inch on the rear and the mighty 2-inch spoke wheels should be friendly with corners and help with the extra little grip that you always look for.
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